Cron Jobs

Cron Jobs...... The crontab command, found in Unix and Unix-like operating systems, is used to schedule commands to be executed periodically. It reads a series of commands from standard input and collects them into a file also known as a "crontab" which is later read and whose instructions are carried out. The name is derived from Greek chronos meaning time. Generally, the schedules modified by crontab are enacted by a daemon, = crond, which runs constantly in the background and checks once a minute to see if any of the scheduled jobs need to be executed. If so, it executes them. These jobs are generally referred to as cron jobs I want to do more investigation into cron jobs. I recently had to do a work around when told to set up a cron to check my mail account every 15 mins, thus posting new blog entries. I couldnt begin to learn how to do it (not a server geek) so I found this page which had a wordpress plugin that checks the account on a timed basis. Not from the server time (cron) but from the user page request..... this slows down access rates though. Heres the wordpress issue: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/33523 Heres the plugin: http://www.skippy.net/blog/2005/05/26/plugin-wp-cron/=